Careers in Healthcare Leadership

Help define the future of health care through organizational leadership and management.

Technology and shifting demographics will continue to alter the landscape of the health care field. And as a business-minded professional aligned with the health care field, your experience and vision can help move the needle forward toward meaningful change that balances personal and social responsibility. Your professional acumen and continuous dedication to infinite leadership provides you with the depth of understanding required to integrate your management style with the strategic concepts that are essential to the health care field – and that helps to create a culture of care within organizations of all types.

Elevating the quality and experience of patient service is paramount to health care, and there are many ancillary industries that contribute to maintaining an efficient health care system. Capital management, fiscal strategy and resource allocation can all work together to help improve patient outcomes and ensure the timely delivery of life-saving treatment and services.

However, governance at the state, regional, or local level can often have a significant impact as well. To help improve patient outcomes, health care leaders must understand and drive change that serves to continually improve the delivery of quality care in the midst of an ever-evolving paradigm shift.

At Wake Forest, our online Master’s in Healthcare Leadership can help position you to be a more effective leader and decision-maker. In this program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to leverage relational skills to draw on the extended network of peers and faculty, facilitating transformational improvement of organizational and global health care outcomes.

And as the health care system continues to evolve, anticipating future needs can help turn potential challenges into opportunities. Shifting trends with insurance regulation, government mandates, economic factors, and the introduction of technology for sustainable solutions — including telehealth, 3D printing, and nanotechnology — all present areas of interest that can be addressed and managed in order to properly guide the system from present to future.

Your experience helps set you apart and places you ahead of the field. With the Wake Forest online Master’s in Healthcare Leadership program, you can attain the specialized knowledge and skills that go beyond what traditional MBA and MHA programs have to offer. It meets you where you are and takes you where you want to be so that you may continue to help influence change at the individual, family and institutional levels and help advance the mission of health care.

Find your opportunity to lead in multiple roles.

Between financial accountability, risk management, legal insight and maintaining a sound organizational structure, there are many critical factors that can drive institutional change and help meet the needs of frontline medicine from a back-end perspective.

The Wake Forest online Master’s in Healthcare Leadership program can help you learn current best practices while preparing to address future changes in the health care field. Your ability to integrate strategic concepts into actionable, forward-focused steps can help you apply principles in a variety of organizational models, including:

  • Not-for-profit/501(c)(3) hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Corporate or for-profit hospitals
  • The U.S. government and Veterans Affairs
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Device industry
  • Global health organizations
  • Innovative/Emerging Technologies
  • Faith-based organizations

Explore your options with an online Master’s in Healthcare Leadership

The health care industry is constantly evolving, and skilled professionals with the ability to strategize and move the industry forward are increasingly in demand to help foster a culture of change and innovation. Earning your online Master’s in Healthcare Leadership can help you provide hope and assistance for those most in need.


Learn more about the Wake Forest Master’s in Healthcare Leadership